Task 24 - Shoe Tree
I took quite a few pictures of my shoe tree - I even attempted using the manual settings on the digital camera - which I almost always have on "easy". I took pictures with the overhead light on, off, on dim. I finally settled on this one - Overhead light off, manual exposure.
The Journaling reads: "I always swore I’d never be one of “those women” who have themed Christmas Trees... and yet here I am with my very own Shoe Tree. It started as a joke with a good friend who kept giving me a hard time about not being able to walk in anything by three inch heels. (I would constantly trip in flats or tennis shoes.) She gave me a couple of shoe ornaments for the tree. Other friends caught on and the next thing I knew I had almost enough shoes to fill my own small tree.. So, I went
shopping for a tree and more shoe ornmanents... I didn’t find a small tree and in two years, the collection grew.
In 2011, there are probably 400 ornements on the tree, of various sizes and shoes and it sits in the master bed room
at Christms. The little girls in the neighborhood love it and think its “soooo girly” and their mothers love that I’ll be
the girly one. I never thought I’d be a “girly girl,” but then again, I never thought I’d be a themed tree woman and now I have 5 trees of various themes at Christmas, but my favorite is the one that started it all - the Shoe Tree."
I used: Christmas Delight (KVE); Cottage Christmas (BMU); Adoration (KSC); Marquis (CKA); Collage Art (SNU); Art Doll Special (EHI); Differrent Color (VRA)